Synopses & Reviews
Six noted illustrators lend their talents to a definitive Grimmsand#8217; gift edition This is a beautiful treasury of some of the most famous stories of the Brothers Grimm, reproduced in their original form. Among many others, the stories include: and#147;The Travelling Musiciansand#8221; (illustrated by Oliver Jeffers), and#147;The Golden Birdand#8221; (illustrated by Quentin Blake), and#147;Tom Thumband#8221; (illustrated by Raymond Briggs), and#147;Snow-Dropand#8221; (illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark), and#147;The Frog-Princeand#8221; (illustrated by Axel Scheffler), and and#147;Ashputteland#8221; (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury). With an unjacketed, foil-stamped fabric cover, six full color plates, and colored endpapers, this is the perfect edition for gift-giving or for anyone who collects books as art.
The Brothers Grimm The Grimm brothers were early 19th century writers best known for their fairy tales coming from Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic origins. By 1807 there was a growing interest in German folk tales. The Grim brothers were academics who invited friends to their home and asked them to relate stories they had heard. They soon published their first collection of tales and from there several more volumes followed. Included in this collection are Hansel and Gretel, Briar Rose, The Fisherman and His Wife, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltshin, Tom Thumb and many more. These stories are a delight to read and will rekindle up many childhood memories as they are reread.
About the Author
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786- 1859) spent most of their childhood exploring the forests and old castles surrounding their home. Though both brothers worked as librarians and academics, their real love was collecting folk tales of their native Germany. Cornelia Funke (introducer) is the award-winning author of the Inkheart trilogy.